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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jamesjanzen, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. jamesjanzen macrumors newbie

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    I've been trying to figure out which laptop of apple's to get. I've decided that I'd like an i7 processor, 13" and 8 gigs of ram. It seems that the cheapest laptop with these specs is the 13" macbook air, which I've been researching for a while now and have kinda-decided on. As a general question - is there something I'm missing here? Just in case... thanks.
     
  2. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a

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    No, you're correct. The 13" MBA you've specced is a great choice.
     
  3. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    the rMBP 13 is also worth considering, for around the same price:

    swap the i7 for an i5 with higher clock speed
    retina display
    1/2 pound heavier

    unless you need every scrap of weight saved possible, the 13" rMBP is basically a more powerful MBA
     
  4. jamesjanzen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the information :D

    Are you sure about that? I've looked at Geekbench and whatnot scores and it appears that while the base Retina has a higher clock speed (.7 gHz) apparently the i7 makes up for and surpasses this? As well, I've also heard i7 will be compatible for longer than the i5... yes/no in your opinion? Thanks for the feedback :D
     
  5. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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  6. jamesjanzen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tomorrow :)

    As far as I know I don't think we're allowed to install programs on the in-store ones ... :( I wish.
     
  7. wgr73 macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought a 13" 512gb, i7, 8gb (for extremely cheap) and am blown away at this thing compared to my early 2011 MBP. It's insanely fast! You'll love it!
     
  8. jamesjanzen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome :D Congrats on your new mac!

    Update: Was just at the local (kinda) Apple Store, tested out the MBA i5/4/128 and MAN was that fast. While the sales guys weren't looking I downloaded a cracked copy of Minecraft to test FPS and all that. For i5 and 4gb, I got an average of 20-60fps on the maxxed graphical settings. Wasn't able to test combat settings but did blow up a bunch of TNT and brought in a bunch of entities... never dropped below 20 fps.

    Definitely got my hopes up for the i7/8/128. :D
     

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